The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Glamorgan

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Glamorgan as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Glamorgan is Sandfields East. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Glamorgan just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Sandfields East Beach (Aberafan)

    1. Sandfields East Beach (Aberafan)

    This long strip of sandy beach stretches north from the Afon Afan (River Avan) estuary near Port Talbot Docks, right up to the Afon Nedd (River Neath) estuary. The golden, sandy beach is backed by sea defences and a promenade which is popular with…

  • Torbay Crawley Woods

    2. Torbay Crawley Woods

    The rural, secluded Tor Bay lies about 5 miles to the west of Swansea Bay and is flanked by spectacular rugged coastal cliffs. This stunning, sandy beach has a remote feel to it and offers wonderful views. There is a car park in Penmaen and from…

  • Mewslade Bay

    3. Mewslade Bay

    Mewslade Bay is a beautiful, sandy beach on the remote Gower Peninsula near to the famous Worm's Head. It is backed by high grassy cliffs and dominated by the 70-metre high rocks of Thurba Head. From the beach here there are views across the bay…

  • Pwlldu Bay

    4. Pwlldu Bay

    Pwlldu, meaning 'black pool' in Welsh, is a secluded bay with a sandy area exposed at low tide, and a rocky area further up the beach. It is popular for bathing and sea canoeing, but is not the easiest beach to reach, with no roads giving direct…

  • Llangennith Sands Beach

    5. Llangennith Sands Beach

    Making up the northern half of the vast expanse of sand which stretches up from Rhossili is Llangennith Sands. Backed by extensive sand dunes, and not much else, there is a wild feel to Llangennith. The scenery along this stretch of coast is world…

  • Black Pill Rock Beach (Swansea Bay)

    6. Black Pill Rock Beach (Swansea Bay)

    Black Pill Rock Beach forms part of the vast expanse of sand and mudflats that make up Swansea Bay. The River Clyne enters the sea along this stretch of the bay, which is approximately midway between Mumbles Pier and Swansea Marina. A grassy area…

  • Brandy Cove

    7. Brandy Cove

    This secluded little cove on the Gower Peninsula is tucked away just to the west of Caswell Bay. Access is either by walking around the steep path from Caswell or along the valley from the village of Bishopston. At higher tides Brandy Cove is mostly…

  • Oxwich Bay

    8. Oxwich Bay

    Located on the Gower Peninsula's southern coast is Oxwich Bay, a vast stretch of golden sand. Oxwich is one of those beaches that genuinely does have something for everyone with a host of activities both in and out of the sea. Oxwich Bay is a popular…

  • Fall Bay

    9. Fall Bay

    Fall Bay, a sand and rock beach on the Gower Peninsula, is never busy. This is thanks to the fact that it is one of the hardest beaches to reach along the Glamorgan coastline. However, it can be reached, starting from the car park at Rhossili village…

  • Fontygary Bay

    10. Fontygary Bay

    The beach at Fontygary Bay is wide and mostly made up of pebbles, backed by cliffs, giving a striking backdrop to this beach, which is popular for swimming in the summer months. At this time of year there is a lifeguard service. Behind the cliffs…